Meet the Team
Neil set up Zokit in 2013 after running a successful digital marketing agency and business coaching and training consultancy. He’s been in business since the age of 16 and has also held various senior management roles in the public sector.
Monmouthshire born and bred, he’s lived in Cardiff for over 15 years. He says “The future success of business is in the power of networks, collaboration and knowledge sharing.”
Random fact: Neil once met David Bowie in a book shop in San Francisco but had to cut the encounter short as his travel partner became starstruck, started hyperventilating and had to be carried off.
Member & Office Support
Originally from Cornwall, Karen’s professional background is in education but she now follows her passion for admin and organising (yes, really!).
Karen looks after member onboarding, upgrades, and subscriptions as well as keeping everyone informed and updated for our Expos, Awards and Conferences. Please feel free to contact Karen with any queries about membership or our premier events.
Random fact: Karen is our star baker and creates cakes for local cafes and cake connoisseurs
Community and Marketing Manager
Sian has worked in various roles in the public, academic and private sector, including marketing, project management, business planning, and administration, as well as working in the fitness industry. She now works as a Virtual Assistant.
Sian’s Zokit role includes looking after new members when you sign up to ensure you get the most out of your membership, internal and external member marketing, updating website content, and social media management.
Random fact: Sian lives between South Wales and Gran Canaria.
Dyfrig runs LEFf Business Development and Consulting. He is a business coach based in Penarth and has extensive experience in the education sector and with SMEs
Richard Watson is an entrepreneur, father, NLP practitioner and advisor of business and energy. His aim is to help people get the most out of life, whether financially, structurally, time wise, personal development, and those kinds of things. So, they can have the one thing that can’t be bought… and that’s time freedom.
Richard’s Zokit role is to identify and fill the gaps in the Hub Membership Network ensuring a constant stream of new and complementary connections for members and guests alike, working alongside current members to grow the Zokit Network.
Random fact: Whilst serving Richard Branson’s virgin table at the 1994 BRIT Awards Richard was so excited about seeing Tina Turner that he walked straight through the middle of Take That not realising who they were!
Social Media Engagement
Jo always dreamed of being a photographer, trained as one, but then life got in the way, until about 15 years ago, and the rest, as they say, is history. Alongside photography, Jo is also an artist, focusing on pet portraits, so this also gives a creative feel to Jo’s photography work.
Jo’s role in Zokit is to engage with our audience across our social media accounts, growing our followers to maximise our reach for the benefit of our members. Jo will also be using her creative skills to produce our social media graphics.
Random fact: Jo once sat amongst a colony of penguins on a trip to the Falkland Islands.
This Could Be You!
Your Hub, Your Business
If you’d like to become a Hub Leader in an exitising Zokit Hub or start a new hub as a Zokit Business Growth Director, please contact us to arrange an informal conversation about next steps.